New

New bookmark cards

We've introduced a new bookmark card to the editor which allows you to present links in a much richer format!

When using a URL with the right meta information, it can show the page title, excerpt, author, publisher and even a preview image. This is a great way to share links from sites that don't have automatic embeds. Here's an example of a bookmark card in action:

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How it works

There's two ways to add a bookmark card to your posts:

  1. Paste a link as the first thing in a blank paragraph – if no automatic embed is available, the editor will default to the bookmark card.
  2. Manually select the bookmark card from the (+) menu or by typing /bookmark on a new line and pasting your URL – or for a shortcut /bookmark {url}

Bookmark cards require a minor CSS update in your theme, grab the code here. Ghost(Pro) users already have access to bookmark cards. Self-hosted developers can use Ghost-CLI to install the latest release!

New

Eleventy and Ghost

Eleventy and Ghost

We’ve expanded our roster of headless starter repositories with Eleventy – a static site generator that’s swiftly growing in popularity within the JAMstack community.

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New

Custom image alt tags

We just shipped custom image alt tag support in the Ghost editor. This is one of our most requested features – and great news for accessibility and search engine optimisation for your Ghost publication.

Previously, you'd need to use a Markdown card to add an image alt tag. Now you can create alt tags on the go directly from the editor, without the need to add any additional cards or custom tags.

To write your alt tag, hit the alt button on the right in the caption line, type your alt text and then hit the button again to return to the caption text.

Ghost(Pro) users already have access to custom image alt tags. Self hosted developers can use Ghost-CLI to install the latest release!

Improved

Ghost Admin design updates

Ghost Admin just had a facelift and some big improvements to usability. It's now much easier to manage your publication's content and keep everything organised.

In addition to a new site preview feature, it's now possible to browse your published posts and drafts in a much more intuitive way with filters for author, tag, status and date.

Ghost(Pro) users  can already access the new admin area. Self hosted developers can use Ghost-CLI to install the latest release.

New

A new Ghost Admin API

A new Ghost Admin API

The Ghost Content API makes it possible to pull any content out of Ghost, or use it as a Headless CMS. Today we're excited to be able to share our new Admin API, which does just the opposite: It creates total flexibility around how you get content in to Ghost.

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Improved

Language support in code cards

Language support in code cards

Add syntax highlighting to blocks of code on your site using code cards in the Ghost editor, which now support language selection and captions!

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New

Install privacy focussed analytics on your site

It's possible to integrate your Ghost publication with modern analytics tools that are privacy-focused, GDPR compliant and don't track your site visitors. Find out how with the latest additions to our integrations library: Simple Analytics and Fathom.

We're excited to add these solutions alongside other popular analytics tools, like Google Analytics and Segment. Keeping on top of your site metrics is a breeze using sensible code injection in Ghost.

New

Improved in-app notifications

We've just rolled out some new improvements to how we inform you about exciting new features, upgrades and other important information inside Ghost.

Now you'll see more personalised information in the admin area and each staff user can dismiss notifications at their own leisure. Keep an eye out for these notifications to find out about the latest features in Ghost!

New

Add comments to your posts in a few simple steps

We recently published some new integration guides including two new tools for implementing comments to your posts.

Guides on how to add comments to your site using Commento and Talkyard have been published, alongside existing integrations for Disqus and Discourse. Getting setup with comments takes just a few steps, using a snippet of code in your post.hbs theme files. This provides even more options to integrate a commenting system that suits your needs.

Discover new ways to connect your Ghost publication with your favourite apps and tools using our integrations library.

New

Preview your site within Ghost admin

You can now access a live preview of your site from within the admin panel using the "View site" link. So if you're adding new content or updating your theme, you can preview your changes without having to leave the page 🎉

Improved

Separated posts & pages

Up until now posts and pages in Ghost were mixed together and you'd have to locate a checkbox to switch between them.

Now, they're separate in Ghost admin and easier to navigate between and filter.

New

Custom canonical URLs

Custom canonical URLs

You can now implement custom canonical links directly in the Ghost editor for guest posts, multiple versions of the same page or when you need to curate a list of links to external sources

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New

Advanced Sitemap Plugin for Gatsby

Advanced Sitemap Plugin for Gatsby

We just shipped a new plugin that automatically generates advanced sitemaps for static sites built with Gatsby

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New

Curated news for independent publishing

Curated news for independent publishing

Our new weekly newsletter is a hand-picked roundup of the latest news in publishing, sent to a discerning group of people who are invested in the future of the industry.

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New

Ghost on the JAMstack

Ghost on the JAMstack

After some major updates to Ghost's public API and tooling, it's now possible to use Ghost as a completely decoupled headless CMS.

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Improved

Organise gallery images

Organise visual content in your posts with image galleries that now support drag and drop to re-order your images.

New

New open-source Ghost themes

New open-source Ghost themes

We've shipped three shiny new Ghost themes to the Marketplace that are ready to use, fully open-source, free and extensible. Plus: a new starter theme for developers!

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New

Responsive image sizes

Responsive image sizes

Optimise your site performance with responsive images and display image content at the best size across your publication!

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Improved

Drag & drop card ordering

Up until now it was not possible to move rich cards around in the editor. Now you can simply drag and drop any card within a post to the appropriate place.

The editor will also auto-scroll for you as you're dragging a card up or down the page.

New

All new Ghost Docs & Integrations

All new Ghost Docs & Integrations

Our entire Ghost docs library has had a complete makeover as well as some brand new additions including tutorials and integrations ✨

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New

Automatic image optimisation, image galleries and more

Automatic image optimisation, image galleries and more

Using images in Ghost just got a whole lot better with instant image optimisation, responsive image galleries and API improvements!

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New

Introducing Ghost 2.0

Introducing Ghost 2.0

A powerful new editor, multi-language support, custom homepages, dynamic routes, custom structures and much more

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Inside Ghost

After 5 years and $3M, here's everything we've learned from building Ghost

After 5 years and $3M, here's everything we've learned from building Ghost

Last week marked the fifth anniversary since the Ghost Kickstarter campaign which started it all. It's always fun to use these milestones to take a step back and reflect on the journey so far. On previous birthdays I've talked about revenue milestones and product updates, but this year I'm going to focus more on all the things we've learned since we started. Just for context though, here's a quick overview of where we are today: ---------------------------------------------------------------

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TWiG

TWiG #3: It's been 5 years! Founders Q&A

We managed another 6 months (actually more like 9) since our last podcast, but it's a good one! Last week while writing up our 5 year anniversary post [https://blog.ghost.org/5/] we asked for your questions. There were so many great ones, we didn't even manage to get to them all! We did spend a solid hour going through as many as we could though, answering everything from how to run a remote business, to what we think about the state of open source as a whole, and what advice we would give to

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New

Theme translations and blog localisation

Last week we released [https://github.com/TryGhost/Ghost/releases/tag/1.20.0] one of our most requested features: theme translation & site localisation. This was a community project developed almost entirely by open source contributor Juan [https://github.com/juan-g], with support from the Ghost Foundation team. We've written up a full page documentation for this feature [https://ghost.org/docs/api/handlebars-themes/helpers/translate/], but here's a quick overview of how everything works: Bl

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